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#9 of 55 Re: Caravan 2001-6 Cooling Fan Relay Module [pmary]
Jan 18, 2007 (7:26 am)
After much searching I found the Relay resting on top of the front bumper (rail frame re-bar) in behind the grill on the driver's side.To access it you will need to remove the head lamp (3 screws) module.The Relay is attached (factory installed)by a large rivet. A large pry bar may be required to free the faulty relay. Remove the wiring harness with a small hooked flat screwdriver under the (hidden) inside area of the locking tab. Before re-connecting put a spot of vaseline on each tab of the new module to reduce moisture corrosion.The Relay has to be firmly re-attached to the bumper to create a heat sink.You will need to remove the rivet from the bumber with a long cold chisel and re-attach the new module with a 9/32" self tapping large screw (or see dealer's replacement part). Re-attach the wiring harness before re-attaching the module to the bumber.Make sure it is well secured- the radiator is right behind it!
#10 of 55 Re: Caravan 2001-6 Cooling Fan Relay Module [pmary]
Jan 21, 2007 (1:17 pm)
The 9/32" self tapping screw just wouldn't cut it. I wound up tapping the hole with a 5/16" NC 16 tap bit mounted from a small T bar tap ratchet. I removed a piece of a web from the grill to give me some leverage. Its a very tight area in behind the grill to work with but a threaded bolt and lock washer now has the cooling fan relay firmly re-secured. I think a secure mount might work as a ground for the circuit as well so a tight installation with no loose play is a must. Be careful not to tighten the bolt too hard or you may strip the (2) threads in the hole. Some thread lock might be a good idea as well. The cooling fans are now working once again with a warm engine idling while stopped in traffic !
#11 of 55 2006 Grand Caravan Temperature Gauge
Feb 26, 2007 (8:26 am)
I have a 2006 Grand Caravan with only 2500 miles on it. When our January cold snap hit, I noticed the temperature gauge never gets above the mark JUST BELOW the midline. At first I thought it was because of sub-zero temperatures. Now that it has warmed up into the 40's, it still isn't reaching the midline. Should I be concerned?
Steve from Indy
#12 of 55 Re: 2006 Grand Caravan Temperature Gauge [hof]
Feb 27, 2007 (10:54 am)
That's about where mine (2001 Caravan SE) stays, no matter if it's 0 or 100 degrees outside.
#13 of 55 Coolant temperature gauge and ODB-II
Feb 27, 2007 (11:39 pm)
Since the advent of the ODB-II diagnostic requirements from Big Brother (in 1996 IIRC), I have yet to see a single car sold here in the U.S. that didn't have a temperature gauge that wasn't a glorified idiot light. When the engine is cold, it shows cold, when the engine has already overheated, it shows hot, and for pretty much everything else, it shows in the middle.
For confirmation, check virtually any car you want, Chrysler, Mercedes, Lexus, BMW, Jaguar, Kia, Nissan, Subaru, it doesn't matter.
#14 of 55 Re: Caravan 2001-6 Cooling Fan Relay Module [pmary]
Mar 09, 2007 (8:20 pm)
I am curious what was the reason for replacing the relay module?
I have a '03 caravan and the radiator fans are coming on all on their own, even with no keys in the ignition. From what I have found on the net and the error code form the dash (P1491-Radiator fan control relay circuit) I suspect it is the relay myself.
any help is appreciated
#15 of 55 99 Plymouth Voyager Fans not working
Apr 27, 2007 (11:26 am)